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Author: Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
ISBN: 037540094X
ISBN13: 978-0375400940
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (December 29, 1998)
Pages: 272
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Margaret Bullitt-Jonas was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and lives with her husband and young son in a suburb west of Boston. She leads retreats in both the United States and Canada and has been involved with 12-step spirituality for more than fifteen years.

Margaret Bullitt-Jonas was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and lives with her husband and young son in a suburb west of Boston. She is an Episcopal priest who serves as Associate Rector of All Saints Parish, Brookline, and as a lecturer at Episcopal Divinity School. Библиографические данные. Holy Hunger: A Memoir of Desire. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas.

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More by Margaret Bullitt-Jonas. Christ's Passion, Our Passions: Reflections on the Seven Last Words from the Cross. Holy Hunger: A Woman's Journey from Food Addiction to Spiritual Fulfillment. Joy of Heaven, to Earth Come Down.

Bullitt-Jonas began binge eating in the tenth grade. By the time she was thirty food controlled her body, mind and spirit

Bullitt-Jonas began binge eating in the tenth grade. By the time she was thirty food controlled her body, mind and spirit. In the end, she construes her story as a memoir about desire, "the desire beyond all desire," as she puts it. Her words reminded me of the opening sentences of Augustine's Confessions, that "God has made us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee. There are no victims or villains here, no shaming and blaming, either of herself or of her family.

A Woman’s Journey from Food Addiction to Spiritual Fulfillment. By Margaret Bullitt-Jonas. Category: Biography & Memoir Personal Growth. In this wrenchingly honest, eloquent memoir, Bullitt-Jonas describes a childhood darkened by the repressive shadows of her alcoholic father and her emotionally reclusive mother, whose demands for excellence, poise, and self-control drove Bullitt-Jonas to develop an insatiable hunger. What began with pilfering extra slices of bread at her parents’ dinner table turned into binges with cream pies and pancakes, sometimes gaining as much as eleven pounds in four days.

Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist. She served as a priest associate at Grace Church, Newton during 1992-1996, at All Saints Parish, Brookline during 1996-2004. Since 2005 she was at Grace Church, Amherst. Her first work was published in 1998, it was Holy Hunger: A Memoir of Desire.

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Bullitt-Jonas tells the story of her food addiction and rescue. She addresses both the nature of desire and the power that comes of finally putting desire into words and accepting it. What were the hindrances?

Bullitt-Jonas tells the story of her food addiction and rescue. A Harvard-trained Episcopal priest now living in Brookline, Mass. "It's as much a mistake to assume that compulsive eaters love food or love to eat as it is to assume that sexually promiscuous persons love the partners that they seduce and discard. What were the hindrances?

The compelling story of a young woman's recovery from a privileged yet painful childhood and away from the cravings that came to control her life. In public, Margaret Bullitt-Jonas was a superachiever--a stellar graduate student at Harvard and a dutiful daughter in a distinguished family. In private she was eating herself into oblivion. Beginning with her childhood in an emotionally constrained home where uncommon accomplishment was the expected norm and where her father's alcoholism--and the toll it took on the family--was kept secret, food addiction became Bullitt-Jonas's means of both concealing and communicating her needs and desires. We see her life increasingly consumed by overeating and the desperate effort to make herself stop.With extraordinary honesty and grace, she describes her descent into addiction; the crisis that forced her to choose, literally, between life and death; and the arduous process through which she learned to set aside her compulsive cravings and listen to her heart's desire.A tale of anguish and longing, confusion and forgiveness, Holy Hunger shows us a life-threatening situation becoming a path to grace as Bullitt-Jonas gradually finds new ways of relating to herself and others, and discovers the spiritual hunger beneath her craving.
Comments to eBook Holy Hunger: A Memoir of Desire
Barinirm
Helpful, inspiring and honest book.
adventure time
Holy Hunger (a wonderful title) is helping me with my own compulsive eating disorder. It definitely gave me a lot of good ideas for coping with my disease. I, too, have been in a food recovery group for several years, and yet this book had fresh new revelations that will make life even better for me, so I thank the writer for that.
However, I haven't heard whether there was any controversy about the fact that one of the major traditions of any 12-step program is that we are not supposed to reveal our full names publicly in conjunction with the fact that we belong to a specific 12-step group, especially in any way that reaps personal reward. I assume Ms. Bullitt-Jonas is being paid for her writing, and if so, is this not using the 12-step program name for personal profit? I mean, she literally names the group throughout, again and again, and as much as I loved the subject matter, I felt a little uneasy, a little exposed, and a little betrayed by it. It's funny, because I have never encountered this before, so I was surprised at my own reaction. It's just that it is drummed into us so often and it is written so clearly on every program pamphlet. Anybody else got a clue about why she did this or if there are any other objections?
Garr
This book has a number of important strengths. The author courageously shared insights about her eating disorder and experiences in twelve-step programs. I admired the richness of the language she used and the images she invoked. And, most essentially, she made plain the connection between hunger for our culture's quick fixes and hunger for God. Yes, some of the incidents she recounted made me uncomfortable, made me want to put the book down and run for the nearest distraction. But that may have been the point! My only complaint was that sometimes I wanted to shout at her, "Margaret, stop telling me so much about your mother's life and tell me some more about yours!" or, "How could you value that selfish, vicious, controlling father above all others?"
Vertokini
Dear amazon: is there some problem with this particular site? I have written a review twice on this book and I'm certain other women have written about it, too, because it's quite "hot" among people with eating disorders (legions of us!). But for some reason reviews have not been entered since last January. How come?
My take, as I've written before, is that it's a poignant and wonderfully-written book but I can't understand how the author could name the recovery program she's in so blatantly since it's specifically drummed into our heads that we are always to remain "anonymous" in any twelve-step program, and that no one should publicize their participation in the program in order to make money from it. I'm just a little baffled about how the author could do this, and is that the reason you have not published further reviews of this book?
Xinetan
"Holy Hunger" is quite simply one of the most moving and insightful first hand accounts of the journey through addiction to recovery and a fullness of life that I have had the good fortune to find. My appreciation for it is not just personal, but also professional.
For twenty years I have taught courses at Boston College on the integration of religion and psychology, or for mental health professionals and persons in ministry, courses on the interface of spirituality and the practice of counseling. I am always on the look out for texts that demonstrate the bringing together of psychological insight with an authentic spiritual sensibility. Margaret Bullitt Jonas text delivers that integration in a way that my graduate students find compelling and convincing. Any of us who have lived up close and personal with addiction of any kind will find Margaret's unsparingly honest and probing account recognizable - but more than that, illuminating. At the end of the day - and this is the heart of the matter - she invites the reader to see that beneath addiction is a universal human desiring for a More, a desiring that is given with the human condition. It is this recognition that gives the book a relevance for more than just the recovery community - as my students response consistently confirms.
Leyl
I found myself on every page of Margaret's book, though of course my life is as unique from hers as anyone's is from anyone else's. She has taught me to pay attention to my actions and reactions to learn what the deeper feelings and motives are. I applaud Margaret for showing the way through to the other side of pain, dysfunction, and anger.
Karg
Margaret Bullitt-Jonas has written a compelling account of her addiction to binge eating and the arduous process of recovery through a 12 steps program. She describes with great insight the poison of family secrets, based on her years growing up in a cold household where feelings were buried and everyone ignored her father's destructive alcoholism. During her own recovery, Bullitt-Jonas connects with a deep Christian faith, which is the subject of another book one hopes she will write one day. Bullitt-Jonas provides powerful descriptions and insight into the nature of addiction. This is a beautiful book, well written and filled with memorable stories about family secrets, a daughter's complex relationship with her mom and dad, and her deep need for connection and acceptance.
HOLY HUNGER is magnificent. I predict it will be both a huge commercial success and critically acclaimed. After reading it through in less than twenty four hours I've been recommending it to anyone who will listen. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas writes beautifully. Never preachy, her message is important, her story riveting.
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